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Former EPA Staff, Local Air Agency Critique EPA Guidance Restrictions

June 25, 2020
Former EPA officials and some local air regulators are criticizing the legal basis and implications of EPA’s proposed rule placing new restrictions on guidance documents, arguing the plan continues a pattern by Trump officials of using vague statutory authority to issue deregulatory actions. The critiques, submitted in public comments to the agency ahead of a June 22 deadline, are the latest instance in which critics are opposing the administration’s attempt to rely on general “housekeeping” authority to scrutinize or rewrite...

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